First, I have become a beekeeper over the last year and a half. I am still learning something new quite frequently. I will eventually post some of the story on how I got where I am, but my new neighbor wrote the following from his perspective and I think it is important to take in [...]
I am ridiculed a bit here and there by friends and even family for some of the cockamamie ideas I come up with. For example:
Storing and rotating 10 gallons or so of potable water, plus more that I don’t rotate/worry about (for flushing, etc.); Buying a few extra cans of tuna, jars of peanut [...]
Many people, including me, complain that the leadership of our country is out of control and something needs to be done. As I mentioned recently in my School District Consolidation post over at The Smart Voter, you have to tackle large problems (eating an elephant) one small step at a time. We, as a nation, [...]
My first hugelkultur bed has been filled with soil and planted. My wife loved it, the kids were excited about it, and now we are seeing the beginnings of what will be a summer full of work to keep up with all of the veggies that are sprouting out now. Below is the play-by-play update.
Rocket mass heaters are the epitome of KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). They work on the concept of heat rising. Basically, a fire is built with a column on one side for heat to rise into and a suction hole is left for fresh air to be sucked into via the draft created by the [...]
“Used for centuries in Eastern Europe and Germany, hugelkultur (in German hugelkultur translates roughly as “mound culture”) is a gardening and farming technique whereby woody debris (fallen branches and/or logs) are used as a resource.
Often employed in permaculture systems, hugelkultur allows gardeners and farmers to mimic the nutrient cycling found in a natural woodland to [...]
Glenn Beck is pretty big into preparedness. As much money as he has, he realizes his situation could still fall apart – if only at a personal level. Here is an excerpt from his show last week – 3/14/2012. He had a panel of guests who represent various aspects of the community. One of [...]
It is a strange feeling to hear yourself being talked about in a public forum. You know what I mean… you’re in a meeting and the boss talks about an error and you know it’s you but he doesn’t mention you. You can feel your face turning red with embarrassment wondering if everyone else [...]